Sampans, 1839 – Bellevue, 1900
Eros bending his bow
435 x 290 mm – 17 1/8 x 11 7/16 in.
Inscribed: Éros bande et un …t pris à la hâte (Eros bandages and a …t taken in a hurry).
Red chalk and white highlights on beige paper.
Stamped signature J. Machard (L. 5030) lower right.
This drawing belongs to a set of 85 drawings from the studio of Jules Machard presented by Drawings-online. Read our focus on the artist.
This subject of Eros bending his bow was treated several times by Jules Machard. A drawing in the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris (inv. EBA 1229). A painting treating this theme was presented for sale at Sotheby’s, New York, 24/01/2007 (oil on canvas, 950 x 680 mm, fig. 1).